immigrant point of view

1.Why did you leave your home country and decide to come to the United States?

"I left my country (mexico) because i heard that i could have a better life. I wanted to come to United States to get a job in order to make a lot of money so i can provide to my family back in Mexico".

2. Describe your experience getting into the U.S ?

"It was the hardest thing i had to do in my life. I was arrested and sent back twice to Mexico after barely crossing the border. I wanted to give up but I diidnt. My third time was the charm. I made it all the way to San Bernandino where all the immigrans that just crossed the border were, and after that my new life had started".

3. How were you treated by U.S. citizens (positively or negatively) since coming to the U.S.?

"Since coming to the U.S. its been both. Unfortunately people have been rude to the mexicans including myself. I had other americans that treated me with respect and helped me out a lot throughout the way".

4.What do you miss the most from your hometown? What do you enjoy the most about living in the U.S.A.?

What i miss about my hometown is my childhood memories I think about it everyday. What I enjoy the most about living in the U.S.A. is that now I have a better life and im living my life to the fullest".

Immigrant Review: Maricela Cortes